April 19, 2017

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TechNet Names Alex Burgos VP of Federal Policy, Government Relations & Communications

Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Marco Rubio will lead TechNet’s expanding federal activities

Washington — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named Alex Burgos vice president of federal policy, government relations, and communications.  Burgos starts on Tuesday, April 25, and will oversee TechNet’s federal advocacy programs.

In making the announcement, Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet, said: “As a seasoned veteran of Capitol Hill and federal campaigns at all levels, Alex brings a wealth of policy experience, deep relationships, and strategic vision to TechNet.  We are excited to welcome Alex to the TechNet team and believe his wide range of skills, experience, and insights will take our federal advocacy programs to new levels of success.” 

“TechNet’s members include breakthrough startups and the most storied, life-changing technology companies on the planet, and I am excited to join the TechNet team to help keep America’s innovation economy growing and creating more good-paying jobs,” said Burgos.  “Serving Senator Rubio and my home state of Florida has been the honor of a lifetime, and now I’m thrilled to partner with TechNet’s members to advance the policies that will spur the next chapter of America’s incredible innovation story.” 

Burgos will join TechNet after eight years with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, including over six years in the Senate, where he served as deputy chief of staff and communications director.  Among his many efforts in the Senate, he developed policy solutions and strategic campaigns to advance the Senator’s legislative agenda, co-managed the daily operations of the Washington office, and ensured more effective integration between legislative, communications, operations, state, and constituent service teams.  During Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign, Burgos was a senior advisor who played a leading role in the Florida and Puerto Rico primary campaigns and assisted with special projects, policy development, and debate preparation. 

In previous election cycles, Burgos served as communications director for Rubio’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign, director of specialty media for Mitt Romney for President in 2008, and deputy press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2004 and 2006 cycles.  He also worked at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Burgos earned a master’s degree in international business and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida. 

Burgos is the latest addition to TechNet’s leadership team as it grows to meet the needs of its expanding federal and state programs.  In November, TechNet named Andrea Deveau as vice president of state policy and politics.  

TechNet’s network of 71 members includes: Apple, Facebook, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Lyft, Uber, Airbnb, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bloom Energy, eBay, and Nasdaq, among others.  A full list of TechNet members is available here.

 

About TechNet
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than 2.5 million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Albany, and Tallahassee.

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